1.India’s National Security Adviser, Mr Ajit Doval on 27 July held bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart State Councillor  Mr Yang Jichei, during the national security advisors meet of the BRICS  nations in China . This is the first time, after the stand  off between India and Chinese armies at Dolam plateau,  that the two countries are talking to each other. The meeting between the two is expected to make headway to ease tension between the two armies. India expects that problem would be solved on the lines of agreements reached between the two countries during SCO meet held at Astana in June 2017 and by promoting people to people contact.

2.Indian and Chinese troops are facing eyeball to eyeball standoff in Sikkim at Doko-La (or Donglong, as the Chinese call it). The region lies at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan. Both countries have deployed around 3,000 troops each in the tri-junction. The Doklam area has huge strategic significance for India as it has close proximity to sensitive Chicken’s Neck, or the Siliguri Corridor, which is an extremely narrow stretch of land that connects the north-eastern region to the rest of India.  

3. Indian women cricket team lost the finals to the England’s women team at Lords. Indian team could score 219 runs against the required 228 runs. The Indian team’s overall performance in the ICC World Cup ‘17, has overall changed the outlook towards the team after their die hard performance in the ICC World Cup.

4. Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar has won the no confidence motion test in the State’s Assembly after forging alliance with BJP. During the non confidence voting 131 MLA’s voted in favor of JD (U), BJP combine and 108 voted against it. The JD (U) and RJD combine govt led by Nitish Kumar had developed differences over the demand for resignation of it’s deputy Chief minister, Tejashwi  Yadav on account of corruption charges levelled against him.

5. On 26 July 2017, The 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated across India to commemorate the success of Operation Vijay. The brave sacrifice of Indian soldiers during the 1999 India-Pakistan Kargil War was remembered. The war began with the infiltration of both Pakistani troops and terrorists to the strategic positions that overlooked the only road link between Srinagar and Leh in J&K. The Army declared the mission successful on July 26, 1999.

6. Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited has launched two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels — Shachi and Shruti, at it’s shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat. These are the first warships to be launched by a private sector shipyard in India. They are primarily patrol ships, that will undertake surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone and operational tasks such as anti-piracy patrols, maritime security of offshore assets, fleet support operations, coastal security operations.    
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